Dubai police to launch ‘Robocop’ at GISEC

As companies and individuals across the globe increasingly feel the pressure to protect crucial information online, world-leading cybersecurity firms at the 4th Gulf Information Security and Conference, GISEC, will share their market-leading knowledge and the latest and most innovative technologies to help firms keep data secure.

Highlights of the tech conference will see Dubai Police launch its first fully-functional ‘Robocop’ at the Internet of Things Expo, IoTx. The Android-based robot is equipped with face-recognition technology and will be used by members of the public to report crimes and pay traffic fines.


Officially supported by Smart Dubai, Dubai Police and the National Cyber Security Center KSA, GISEC brings together the regional and global IT security community under one roof to address some of the most pressing challenges faced by businesses from a variety of industries.

IDC forecasts global organisations worldwide to spend US$101.6 billion annually on cybersecurity software, hardware and services by 2020, the world’s leading IT providers will showcase their latest solutions and discuss new avenues to explore investment, knowledge sharing and collaboration at GISEC 2017. The event runs concurrently with the Internet of Things Expo, IoTx, at Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC, from 21st to 23rd May.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President of Exhibitions and Events Management at DWTC said, “GISEC plays a pivotal role in bringing experts and industry professionals together to network, share insights and provide best practices to help governments and companies tackle the rising concern of cybersecurity.”

GISEC 2017 will host more than 500 international delegates and 75-plus high-profile speakers from entities including GCHQ, the UK Government’s Communications Headquarters, the US Cyber Consequences Unit, HSBC, EasyJet, Wells Fargo and GSK among others. More than 6,000 visitors are expected across the three-day events.